The festival was held in an open square at a cultural zone

 redeveloped from a local cement plant, a former symbol of its economic boo

m. And the locals are working together to turn the venue into a cultural landmark tha

t will eventually include a cinema, a creative writing residence and a cultural center named after Jia.

A special thesis oral defense was held for a seriously injured third-year graduate student at a hospital in Central China’s Henan province on Sunday.

The student, Cheng Yanfang, who was about to graduate this year from East China Univ

ersity of Political Science and Law, became a paraplegic after a car accident in April.

“Finishing her thesis, getting her master’s degree and becoming a teacher is my sister’s biggest dream,” Cheng Hao, Cheng Yanfang

‘s younger brother, told thepaper.cn. He said even though the accident left her with no feeling below he

r chest, she maintained her rehabilitation training and read papers in her spare time.

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The US side has conducted a series of negative rheto

ric and actions regarding the Taiwan question, violated the one-

China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.

“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to Taiwan secessionists, and

disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.

“If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainland, the Chinese

military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.

As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermining fr

eedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.

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President’s Russia visit eyes global stabilityernational Coo

President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Russia reflects close cooperation between China and Russia, which is impo

rtant to maintain the stability of the international community amid rising uncertainties, analysts said.

Xi will make a state visit to Russia from June 5 to 7 and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg Inter

national Economic Forum, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on Wednesday.

The trip is part of the annual exchange of visits between the two countries’

heads of state, after Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the Second Belt and Road For

um for International Cooperation in Beijing in April and had talks with Xi on the sidelines.

The visit will further display the strength of bilateral ties, which are developing “very good” momentum both politically and

economically, said Ruan Zongze, vice-president of the China Institute of International Studies.

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This facial recognition app tells one panda from another

Having trouble discerning one furry panda from another? A facial recognition app will make it easy for you.

The app is developed by the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas

along with researchers in Singapore Nanyang Technological university and Sichuan Normal University.

The image analysis research kicked off in 2017. A database now contains about 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas.

Close to 10,000 panda pictures have been analyzed, marked and annotated.

Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automa

tic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.

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The industrial internet, education and medical care are ou

r priorities in upgrading internet services in order to boost industrial development, improve acc

ess to quality medical resources and promote fairness in education,” Premier Li said.

Basic telecommunication service providers will be encouraged to further lower prices. The g

oal this year is to cut the average broadband service rate for small and midsized enterprises by 15 perc

ent, the average rate for mobile internet services by more than 20 percent, and roaming charges for inter

net traffic between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao by 30 percent. A “floor-price” rate will be set for low-income and elderly populations.

Basic telecommunication service providers will be urged to ensure that cellphone users n

ationwide can switch service carriers without changing phone numbers by the end of November, and any e

xtra term required for this service will be looked into. These companies will also be urged to straighten out their service pa

ckages to trim the packages available by more than 15 percent within this year, bringing more benefits to consumers.

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He said it is key for scientists to communicate with gov

ernment officials to create better planning and new solutions, and more inte

rdisciplinary research into natural disasters and risk management is also helpful.

China is in the midst of implementing a host of reforms, which are focu

sed on opening up its economy to foreign competition and strengthening its private sec

tor. They are needed to upgrade its industries and avoid the dreaded middle-income trap.

Many of these reforms are exactly what the United States is asking for in the trade negotiations, but China

is actually pursuing these reforms primarily to achieve its own long-term internal economic goals.

One standard goal is to create a “level playin

g field” so that foreign companies can compete against domestic companies in each country.

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Many travel products that cost just a few hundred yuan

can be very educational and well within the reach of ordinary families, she adds.

One of Ctrip’s most popular museum tours in Shanghai costs just 168 yuan for a child,

and is led by a scholar from Shanghai-based Fudan University’s School of Life Science.

The tour is open to children older than the age of 5 during weekends and exposes them to fossils and specimens.

Ctrip has developed 12 themed study tours, such as scientific ex

ploration, outdoor survival and sports, to meet the growing needs of the market.

Each product has been divided to suit different age groups and learning goals, so c

ustomers can more easily choose the one that best suits their needs, Zhang explains.

For the fast-approaching summer, a series of tours coverin

g both Eastern and Western civilizations in such destinations as Henan province’s Luo

yang and Shaanxi province’s capital, Xi’an, have been developed for children to better understand the Silk Road.

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All of my knowledge and expertise in the space field

 was about ground operations, such as telemetry, tracking and command of spacecraft.

“I want to study satellites. I want to learn and work on communications satellites operating in low Earth orbit, because no

w we have a communications satellite in geosynchronous orbit, and remote-sensing satellites in low Earth orbit,” he said.

“I want to learn how to combine these technologies and do some research here in Beijing, s

o when I come back to my country I can help to develop our own satellite technology,” he added.

Each of Venezuela’s three satellites-one communication and two r

emote-sensing satellites-was designed, built and launched by China.

The Beijing-based China Academy of Space Technology, a subsidiary of State-owned spa

ce giant China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, is a major developer of satellites and spaceships in China.

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There are more than 40 commercial fishermen dedi

cated to catching Asian carp in western Kentucky. The long-term prospects offered by ex

cessive numbers of the species are what Berry and Irwin are relying on to ensure work until they retire.

Berry said: “We want a bigger boat. From what we see out there, we confidently think we can catch

anywhere from 13,000 to 23,000 kg a day with a purse seine type of net. The schools of fish are massive.”

Once a school is located, a skiff encircles it with a purse seine

net. The lead line is then pulled in to close the net, preventing fish from escaping.

“The way we are fishing now, we start the net off at the bow of the boa

t,” Berry said. “But we are missing fish because we are not going fast enough.”

He said he and Irwin are saving and plan to reinvest all their money o

n equipment. A bigger boat would also help. They have to del

iver two to three times a day because the one they use can only hold up to 1,360 kg of fish.

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The e-card, which applies across the country as a n

tionally unified social security card, can be used as a recognized form of ID and

contains functions such as information reco

rds, self-service enquiries, medical insurance settlements and payments, and financial payments.

Each electronic social security card corresponds with an actual social security card. Therefore, card holders can get t

hings done by scanning the QR code of the e-card even if they forget to bring the actual social security card.

The first electronic social security card was issued in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong pro

vince, in April 2018, and the e-card has been rapidly growing in popularity because it is easy to obtain and use.

An official from the ministry said that more than 25 percent of the social security card holders will have e-cards nex

t year, and a nationwide unified social security card system will cover the payment and settlement.

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